Pretty Faces Are Actually More Forgettable, Study Finds

Feb 07 2014 by
Categories : Culture

Oh no A blemish

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Do people tend to think they’ve met you before, when you haven’t really? Or maybe no one can ever, ever remember your name? Good news! It might be because you’re pretty!
A study, just
published in the journal Neuropsychologia has found that attractive faces tend to be less memorable than unattractive ones, particularly if they don’t have any wildly distinctive features (like
Cara Delevigne-esque brows or Angelina’s lips). So next time you have to re-introduce yourself to your hairdresser (even after they’ve cut your hair FIVE TIMES), you can blame it on that button nose.
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